The Steel Division generates the most revenue in the Group. It is a global quality leader in highest quality steel strip and is the global market leader in heavy plate for the most sophisticated applications as well as in casings for large turbines.
The focal point of its operations is the production of hot- and cold-rolled steel as well as electrogalvanized, hot-dip galvanized, and organically coated plate. Its other activities include electrical steel strip, heavy plate production, a foundry, and the downstream sectors Steel & Service Center and logistics services, which are all managed as independent companies.
The products of the Steel Division are mainly supplied to the European automotive and automotive supply industry, the white goods industry, and the building supply industry. In these industrial sectors, voestalpine is among Europe’s leading suppliers.
All of the Steel Division’s companies are subsidiaries of voestalpine Stahl GmbH and are headquartered in Linz.
Special Steel Division
The Special Steel Division was established in the business year 2007/08 through the acquisition of Böhler-Uddeholm AG; it is a group of companies consisting of special steel and materials companies that are global leaders, with production companies in Austria, Germany, Sweden, Brazil, and the USA.
The Special Steel Division produces steel long products, narrow strip, open-die forgings, and special steel forgings. It is the global market leader in tool steel and materials for gas and steam turbine blades. The Group is in the number two position worldwide with regard to high-speed steel and valve steel. The Special Steel Division is one of the leading providers of structural parts for aviation use and aircraft engine disks.
The division has created proximity to its customers with its sales and service network that has roughly 150 locations worldwide. This creates real added value by enabling the maintenance of local inventories, which result in short delivery times and provide pre-processing, heat treatment, coating, application support, and other services.
Metal Engineering Division
The Metal Engineering Division integrates the voestalpine Group’s steel manufacturing and processing operations in the rail, turnout, and welding technology segments as well as the wire, seamless tube, and steel segments. In the railway systems field, voestalpine is both a global market and a technology leader.
This division produces the world’s broadest range of high-quality rail and turnout products, rod wire, drawn wire, prestressed steel, seamless tubes, welding filler materials, and semi-finished products. Additionally, the division offers a complete range of services for railway construction, including planning, transport, logistics, laying of the track, and recycling. Moreover, the Metal Engineering Division has access to its own steel production.
The products of the Metal Engineering Division are delivered worldwide to customers in the railway, oil and natural gas, steel, construction, mechanical engineering, and automotive industries. In these industrial sectors, voestalpine is among Europe’s leading suppliers.
Metal Forming Division
The Metal Forming Division is the competence center at voestalpine for highly developed special sections, tube and precision strip steel products as well as pre-finished system components made from pressed, punched, and roll-profiled parts. The division’s combination of expertise, both with regard to materials and processing and its worldwide presence that are unique within the industry make it a sought-after partner for customers who highly value innovation and quality.
The Metal Forming Division is a leading global manufacturer of custom-made special tubes and sections as well as precision parts that are of the highest quality. The division provides future-oriented body components for lightweight solutions in the automotive industry. Additionally, it produces cold-rolled precision strip steel for sophisticated applications. The division is also known for its intelligent racking system solutions for complex logistical requirements.
The division’s flexible, mid-sized units have the expertise to provide their customers with fast solutions to problems in all phases of the development and production process. Among their customers are practically all of the leading manufacturers in the automotive and automotive supply industries, with a definite focus on the premium segment, as well as numerous companies in the commercial vehicle, construction, storage, energy, and (agricultural) machinery industries. The division maintains longstanding relationships to its key customers. In addition to its international presence, it offers a unique combination of materials and processing expertise.